Stories I thought you’d like (Mid June)

There’s lots of cool stuff on the Internet. Here’s some I found recently.


Christian Living

Blessed Are The PersecutedOpen Doors Live (Podcast) – Length: 22 mins

“James talks about a woman who spent 2 years in a metal shipping container for her faith. Mike shares some audio he recorded from an underground church in China. But they both ask the same question: Can Jesus be seen in my life, and is it a blessing to be persecuted?”

 

Insight

Patient Story – Tarryn Vallance – Royal Flying Doctor Service – Length: 3 mins read

I know Tarryn as a battler of a woman. She went through so much with her accident and her recovery. I met her on a beach mission and was so encouraged to see her attend 6 months after her near-death experience. She is a practicing nurse now.

 

Theology

Review: The Bible Project – Brilliant but Flawed – Richard Sweatman (Gospel Coalition Australia) – Length: 12 mins read

“What is lacking is any explanation of the cross as a propitiation, that is, a sacrifice that turned away the wrath of God against sinful humanity.”

 

Humour

“INTERROGATING ZUCKERBERG” — A Bad Lip Reading – Bad Lip Reading (Youtube) – Length: 5.47mins

“Tension mounted during Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearing…”

Stories I Thought You’d Like – Early May

Every week or so I hope to share with you some stories that stood out to me and may be of interest to you, too.

Length: short

“The Syrian conflict has consumed the world’s news headlines since it began in March 2011. For Christians in Syria, the war that has lasted nearly eight years. And whilst the fighting isn’t over, we still believe there’s hope.

The Islamic State have been dispersed from their Syrian strongholds; the city of Aleppo is on its way to recovery; and Christians are returning home to parts of the country to rebuild their lives and their communities.

God has not given up on Syria.”

Easter In Iraq – Father George – Open Doors (Youtube)

Length: short

“This Easter is very important to the faithful in Qaraqosh. It is their first Easter after returning to this town. It is a big message also to the world. As Christ rose from the dead, also this congregation is rising from the ashes.”

 Why We Sent Our Children to Local State Schools – Fiona McLean (Gospel Coalition Australia blog)

Length: medium

“While it may not be the same in other countries, I believe that sending our children to local state schools in Australia is still a godly option, not a compromise that will damage our children, nor an abdication of our parental responsibility to raise our children to know and love God.”

The Ballad of Loki: Songify the Avengers – Schmoyoho (Youtube) –

Length: short

A mashup of Loki’s story in the Avengers. I’ve never watched the movies, but this was enjoyable enough.

 

Fancy something more in-depth? Check out a podcast episode I enjoyed:

Robin Bailey – No Filter with Mia Freedman (Omni.fm) –

Length: 29:59

‘”I just had no idea how traumatic was going to be. And what the fallout was going to be for everyone around us.”

Brisbane radio presenter Robin Bailey seemingly had it all. A husband, three beautiful kids and a successful career in radio and television.

Then her husband took his own life.’


Enjoy!